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Chatham, Virginia 24531  
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Superintendent's Weekly Wrap-Up




Superintendent's Weekly Wrap-Up

School Year 2016-2017

January 13, 2017

Employee of the Week:
Please join in recognizing Mrs. Chantel Aherron, cafeteria staff member at Dan River High School, on her selection as Employee of the Week for Pittsylvania County Schools. Please click on the following link to find out what employees do to make this A Great Place to Learn and Work! http://www.pcs.k12.va.us/staff/employee-of-week/

Inclement Weather Days:
Students missed three (3) school days this week because of inclement weather. According to the priority make-up schedule, these days will be made up on February 20, 2017, and two (2) banked days. Friday, February 17, 2017, will be a full day for students and the 4th Six-weeks Marking Period has been moved to Monday, February 20, 2017, with students being dismissed at 1:00 p.m. and teacher workday in the afternoon.

I would like to thank Dr. Jeff Early, Assistant Superintendent for Operations, Mrs. Ann Cassada, Assistant Superintendent for Support Services, Mr. Mike Hutson, Director of Maintenance & Facilities, Mr. Kenyon Scott, Director of Pupil Transportation, their staff, principals, and school staff for the hard work each did over the weekend and this week to ready the schools for students to return.

You may go to the Pittsylvania County Public Schools’ website to access the updated Pittsylvania County Public Schools – 2016-2017 Calendar.

Middle Border Forward Presentation:
Participants in the Middle Border Forward program visited the STEM Academy on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Ms. Deborah Powell, Principal of the Regional Alternative School and STEM Academy, and STEM Academy teachers, Mrs. Jill Collins, Mrs. Tommie Evans, and Mr. Jacob Taylor, shared information about the programs offered at the STEM Academy with this group of approximately 20 young professionals. Also, the accomplishments of the school division were highlighted and discussed.

School Board Policy GBO-PC, Retirement System, Remains Unchanged:
After consulting with attorneys and the chief officer with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), it has been determined that revisions to School Board Policy GBO-PC, Retirement System, will not need to be made. Therefore, the Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP) will remain as written with no changes to the plan.


  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Holiday for all students and personnel – Monday, January 16, 2017

  • Assistant Principals’ Meeting – Tuesday, January 17, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., School Board Office

  • Early Childhood Education Teachers Meeting – Tuesday, January 17, 2017, @ 8:30 a.m., ECC/TC

  • Report Cards Distributed – Tuesday, January 17, 2017

  • Early Childhood Education Teachers Meeting – Wednesday, January 18, 2017, @ 8:30 a.m., ECC/TC

  • Graduate of Merit Meetings – Wednesday, January 18, 2017, GHS-8:45, CHS-10:15, DRHS-12:00, THS-1:45

  • Graduate of Merit Meetings (Make-up) – Thursday, January 19, 2017, THS-8:45, DRHS-10:30, CHS-12:15, GHS-1:45

  • School Board Budget Committee Meeting – Thursday, January 19, 2017, @ 6:00 p.m., School Board Office

  • Family Life Education – DRMS, Grades 6-8, January 17 – 26, 2017

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Last update: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 09:12 AM